Being far from a lush tropical island, the idea of relaxation is something we all dream of every once in awhile. Can you imagine a tropical oasis right into your bedroom? Despite all the craziness in your everyday routine, at the end of the day, you get to go home and be lost in the moment in your tropical bedroom.
Stop daydreaming and start re-designing your bedroom! In fact, a tropical bedroom design is perfect for the hot and humid climate in the Philippines, and will even turn your warm days to cool and breezy ones. Redesign your bedroom and give it a tropical island-inspired look.
An important component of any tropical bedroom is the essence of airy, open spaces. Natural lighting contributes the most to this aspect. Use large windows to your advantage by hanging white or translucent curtains to let as much light in as possible. Light will not only give the space a more natural feel, but will also make the room appear larger. Sheer draperies are ideal for letting light into a room. Venetian blinds also give you control over the amount of light allowed into the room.
Moreover, a dark ceiling and dark walls can make a room feel cramped and tiny; whereas a white painted room will brighten and open your space. The illusion of high ceilings will help your room feel more like a tropical destination.
Also, include only the most necessary furniture to avoid a room with a cluttered appearance. With fewer pieces of furniture, you will have more space to move around. For best results, choose simple furniture with smooth lines and light coloring.
A canopy bed has the ability to dramatically change the décor and the ambiance of the entire bedroom. In some cases, a canopy bed can be used to offer the room a tropical and exotic look. Use it in combination with other suggestive elements for the desired result.
Try hanging a net-like canopy over your bed. This will give the room a more tropical feel, as many tropical rooms and resorts use canopies both as mosquito netting and as protection from the hot sun. Canopies also allow for a romantic and playful atmosphere.
The type of fabric used in the décor of a room can also dictate the style and the overall appearance. A few great choices when you’re trying to create a tropical look include burlap, silk and satin.
Patterned fabrics are great choices for a tropical-inspired bedroom too. Light fabrics, such as linen and cotton, can brighten a room. Find a fabric with a hibiscus flower pattern to make the environment even more tropical. Use tropical patterns to cover throw pillows and lamp shades. Blankets with floral patterns would also make a cozy addition to your personal paradise.
Another important aspect is the color palette. A few inspired choices include shades of turquoise, yellow, orange but also brown. These can be combined in numerous different ways and can be used in combination with a variety of other colors.
Light colors and whites reflect natural light better than darker colors. Try to find furnishings in cool colors, such as blues and greens for your bedspreads and sheets. Cool colors are soothing, so they will reflect the relaxed environment of the tropics. Dark colors can serve as accents, but refrain from painting an entire wall in a dark shade.
A high ceiling and a simple, fresh but organic color palette can offer you the desired result. For example, try a white and brown combination. Also, use a wallpaper with printed tropical designs as an accent wall or a main backdrop for your room. That will surely bring the island feel to your bedroom.
Sometimes simplicity is the key to a successful décor; if the bedroom is small, use that to your advantage and create a cozy ambiance by using simple colors such as white or pale blue. Mix it up with a few more vibrant tones just to draw attention to a few particular features. Using simple accessories is key. For example, you can highlight a certain style through your choice of accent pillows, framed wall art, ceiling fan, curtains or shelf decorations, but don’t exaggerate. A few subtle hints should be enough.
For a natural feel of the tropics, opt to accessorize with bamboo and seashells. Border your ceilings with pieces of bamboo, and lay a couple of bamboo throw rugs on the floor. Use bamboo to accent lights, wardrobes, and chairs for an added tropical effect. Place seashells on dresser surfaces and on your bedside table. When you go to the beach, find shells that catch your eye and display them in your room to bring the seashore home. This way, people will instantly think of paradise upon seeing your space.
Gather tropical plants, place them in flower pots, and scatter them throughout your room. Not only do plants provoke thoughts of paradise, but they will also help your health. Plants ease breathing and increase the humidity in the room, which can help fend off colds, sore throats, and dry skin.
Of course, the views make up most of the décor in some cases. So if your bedroom is overlooking the ocean, for example, just keep the interior décor simple and let the views do the work for you.
You can enhance those extraordinary views with a few other strategically placed elements such as a mirror, an indoor tropical plant or a comfortable chaise lounge out on the patio if this is possible. Even if the views aren’t necessarily extraordinary, you can still make the most of them. One nice example can be a bedroom that opens onto the pool or a garden pond. It may not be the ocean but the water features come close to the desired view.